Just a reminder that the 2005 meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology is June 9-12 at Wake Forest and the program is complete. Most relevant to this blog, there is an invited session on The Psychology of Free Will with talks by psychologists Jonathan Schooler, Kathleen Vohs, & Azim Shariff (UBC) and Jordan Peterson (Toronto) and by philosophers Shaun Nichols (who is also giving an invited lecture) & Joshua Knobe. Bob Kane is the session's commentator.
Also of interest (I hope), I've put together a panel discussion on Mind and Brain in the Media to discuss the role the media plays in presenting research that influences people's conception of human nature, free will, etc. and hence affects important ethical and legal debates. What role do (and should) academic philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists play in shaping the folk's conception of themselves? Panel members include Owen Flanagan, Paul Bloom, Daniel Povinelli, and Dan Lloyd. I'm still looking for a science journalist to join us--any ideas?
Hope to see you at the conference.